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working with file paths
show user profile  mike_renouf
Can someone advise me what's the best option please because I've started to tear out my hair.

I occasionally have to work with scenes on two separate computers, but I try to do a lot with xrefs and a library of maps and meshes which is outside of each project. I have found that a lot of my time is spent relinking files in the asset tracker, because the paths differ on the two machines. On one machine my user name is "mrenouf" on the other its just "mike", so the root of the unique path is different

Would it be best to use relative paths, and to somehow duplicate the path structures on the two machines, or to go with unique paths?

Any input would be great!

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3/12/2015 10:11:50 AM (last edit: 3/12/2015 10:11:50 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
you mention the machine name so at the moment what paths are you using?


oh sorry you mean user, so youre using windows user paths?

Maybe just stop that!

Make a new partition like Z:\
Keep all your projects there, do the same on both machines

use a syncing tool to sync them (like robocopy)
or maybe dropbox with lan sync it would be fast

You could also map drives, there's a way to do NON network ones.

ALSO are you on the same network? Maybe just use one set of files, access them locally on one machine and from the network on another

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3/12/2015 11:52:04 AM (last edit: 3/12/2015 11:52:04 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Thanks Reeves, that's a really good start. Working on, for example c:\visuals\allmyfileshere would be possible on both of the machines. They're not connected by any network, so I just tend to manually copy stuff from one machine to the other - I use onedrive as a portable storage, just like it was a memory stick, nothing fancy.

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3/12/2015 1:08:19 PM (last edit: 3/12/2015 1:08:19 PM)
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